York Street gardens will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 6 for a private event and reopen for a sold out Blossoms of Light.
Chatfield Farms will close at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 for a private event and reopen for Santa's Village.
If you’ve ever walked along a meandering stream in the high plains or through native grass prairie, you may have been lucky enough to spot the Colorado butterfly plant ( Oenothera coloradensis synonym Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis ). A member of the evening primrose family, this plant stands...Learn more
Winter is approaching and now is the time to head inside and retreat from the cold. Thanks to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, we can enjoy colorful flowers and lush foliage year round. Our tour this time will focus on aroids (Araceae), my favorite plant family and one that you may be...Learn more
Visitors of Mordecai Children’s Garden (open March 1 - Oct. 31) may not realize that they are stepping into a rooftop garden when they pass through the cavern that opens to one of my favorite views at Denver Botanic Gardens. I was fortunate to work in a garden this past summer that was both one of...Learn more
From April to October, I and two other botanists, Daniel Bradley and Lysa DuCharme, traveled around the state on a seed-collecting mission. Armed with a list of over 100 native plant species and a well-worn road atlas, our goal was to search for large populations of these species, monitor their...Learn more
In spring 2020, research and conservation herbarium staff – along with the natural history collections – will move from the lower level of the Boettcher Memorial Center to the ground level of the Freyer – Newman Center. The Gardens received a $247,840 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library...Learn more
My time here at Denver Botanic Gardens has been nothing short of profound expression. As a spectator in the Gardens, it feels like a dream. Through the eyes of a summer intern, I am a dreamworker—carefully curating the vision embodied by the Gardens. This institution emphasizes the importance of...Learn more
If you’re planning the perfect proposal for the love of your life, there’s no better setting than Blossoms of Light . Our Merry & Bright engagement package includes everything you’ll need to make your special moment even more magical – except for the ring, of course! The Merry & Bright...Learn more
While many may prefer the bright and garish flowers found in the height of summer, November’s offerings come in a different form – persistent fruit. You might be familiar with orchards of apples, peaches or pears that were harvested in late summer and early fall. This month’s tour will look at...Learn more
In anticipation of the completion of the Freyer – Newman Center, which will house a newly constructed library, research labs and art galleries, Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting teen-only focus groups with teens ages 13-18. The new spaces in the Freyer – Newman Center will provide opportunities for...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO has two venues for your holiday event! Whether you have a smaller group or a large company holiday party to plan, we have the perfect spot for you and your guests. For smaller gatherings, the Polly Steele Center fits 10-25. Nestled right in...Learn more
Like huge fairy rings of mushrooms that spread out into the vast prairies and rolling hills of our Rocky Mountain Region, information about Colorado’s fungi – mushrooms in particular – has emanated from Denver Botanic Gardens’ mycology herbarium for the past half-century. Now named the Sam Mitchel...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to announce that on October 26 we will be hosting the third annual Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Summit. ECHO supports providing all young children with daily access to quality outdoor environments to encourage healthy growth and development. ECHO is a...Learn more